This CD series has been produced to provide music for the intentional design of environments in which we live, work, and heal. Each CD has been programmed to match the activities and moods of the various spaces. In the same way that we as people are dynamic and changeable, so must the sound environment reflect the places in which we find ourselves. Therefore, the use of the music should be with both flexibility and sensitivity.
In a working environment, we are often involved in either intellectual activities, such as writing or reviewing information, or we might be having a conversation with our co-workers or clients. In either case, the sound environment needs to support our ability to focus, enhance our sense of productiveness, and facilitate communication This album consists of up-lifting and easy-going instrumental music, a blend of classical and jazz aesthetics. Adjust the volume to suit the situation, and the effect of the music will also be adjusted.
About the Authors
Susan Mazer is an acknowledged pioneer of the electroacoustic harp, enhancing the stunning sensitivity of the harp with a new depth, clarity, and technical virtuosity. She is a consultant for Lyon and Healy, working with the company to develop the electroacoustic harp. She authored the first technical manual for the instrument, which serves as a guide in both using the instrument and adapting classical technique to this new world of sound and performance.
Dallas Smith is an acknowledged pioneer in the use of music as environmental design for health care facilities. He, along with his wife Susan Mazer, co-founded Healing HealthCare Systems, Inc., which produces The C.A.R.E. Channel®, Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment®, a 24-hour closed-circuit television format for hospitals; and also C.A.R.E. With Music, music programming for hospital-wide broadcast designed specifically to create and support healing environments. Their work has been featured in major health care conferences including The National Symposium on Healthcare Design, The Association for the Care of Children’s Health, and The Healthcare Forum. Their innovations in health care include developing The Sondrex System®, a proprietary personal music delivery system for patients undergoing medical procedures. The Sondrex allows the physician or nurse to speak directly to the patient through closed-ear headphones. Dallas and Susan are on the founding board of The Association Of Healing Health Care Projects. As musicians and composers, Dallas and Susan have recorded more than 20 albums and their music has been heard on The Discovery Channel, NOVA, and National Public Radio. They are the 1997 recipients of the Leland R. Kaiser Founder’s Award for their work in healing health care. Susan and Dallas are married and live in Reno, Nevada.
Series: Music to Design Your Environments
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st January 2000
Dimensions (cm): 14.6 x 12.7 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.113